What do you do -- or don't do -- for umbillical cords?
Do you put anything on them? Forbid baths? How long do you leave the clamps on? Do you clamp or not? What type of ties/clamps do you use?
I'll start with what "I"do, just to get the ball rolling. (I think it's great to discuss different ideas)
i don't put ANYTHING on cords -- not even alcohol -- although if parents insist on it, I don't forbid it.
I also recomend tub baths from birth onward. It seems to help the cords fall off quickly, limits any foul smell, and doesn't raise the risk of infection(probably actually lowers it).
Re clamping: I really really like the rubber bands!
What do y'all think?